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  1. Thread: 5lb pollen patty

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    Re: 5lb pollen patty

    Do not come to Tehama Co. with a patty in the hives. If they find SHB larvae in the sub you will be treating the the yard with goldstar and the hives also. That is if you get in. If caught at the...
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    Re: CA $15 minimum wage

    I think that now they have to be paid hourly wage and no longer do piece work.
    A good worker could make more working by the box than buy the hour.
    Dan
  3. Thread: 2016 almond bloom

    by Ishi
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    Re: 2016 almond bloom

    As long as it they got lots of snow in the mountains you would make money!!!
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    Re: Hive Movers / Booms

    Some ware i have posted pictures of the boom on my 1 ton flatbed with a boom that lifts 1 hive at a time. If you do a search by my name and can not find them I will re post with a link.
    Dan
  5. Thread: April splits

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    Re: April splits

    I made 5 splits last Fri with queen cells all cells hatched will see if they mate in about 2 weeks if I can keep my nose out of them.Things are starting to dry up so nectar will stop.
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    Re: Hive Boom for Bee Truck

    I have one mounted on a 12 ft. flatbed 1 ton Chevy. it uses a winch motor to drive a gear box with a winch with push buttons on the cradle forks for up and down. It was built at the local...
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    Re: summer mite populations and crashes

    No the smoke is going north and east towards Burney today.
    the news said. You could get a faint smell of smoke this morning on the west side of Red Bluff.
    Dan
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    Tehama Co. requires a sign at each apiary site with name and contact info.
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    Re: Q: All Mediums for Almonds...

    3 Mediums are a pain to grade. Takes longer if done right they have to look at all the frames and figure how much if the comb is covered. There is then a formulas to convert it to a deep frame for...
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    Re: Do olives really produce nectar?

    Just a guess but could it be Russian Olive?
  11. Thread: sept 1st

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    Re: sept 1st

    trol
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    Re: Is their a new way to treat mites?

    Did you call a vet and ask ? Its good to have the study done by aBEE lab in hand when you ask. I don't think that my vet is low paying but there are at least 2 offices in town that will write a Rx. ...
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    Re: Is their a new way to treat mites?

    You do not soak strips. it is a new treatment for BEE Keepers no blue shop towels involved. If you want the study done on it and how to apply srnd me a PM.
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    Re: Is their a new way to treat mites?

    Mitaban from a vet.
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    Re: This picture makes me sick

    Beekeepers;
    Remember when you work the hives on that nice warm sunny day in the almonds you are also disrupting the bees from working the blooms and decreasing the growers crop.
    Just the other side...
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    Re: amitraz approved for S.D.

    Get a Vet to write you a script for Mitaban and forget the EPA.
    Dan
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    Re: Commercials Using Apigaurd

    Received this reply when apiguard first came out concerning the use at temps above 95 F

    From: "Max Watkins" <[email protected]>
    To: "'Daniel Dempsey'" <[email protected]>
    Subject: RE:...
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    Re: Hauling Bees---Best/Cheapest Way

    Justin3 and John + any one else that wants to look.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

    I think it will work of not do not shoot the messenger.
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    Re: Hauling Bees---Best/Cheapest Way

    Cheapest way is to find a Bee truck with a boom that moves 1 hive at a time.
    find one with leveling hydrolics if possable. Next is build a boom if you have the equipment to do so. If you need pics...
  20. Thread: Almond Butter

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    Re: Almond Butter

    Almonds on the tree, Amonds in the ground. See Loggermikes post as to why!
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    Re: THE HEAT IS ON. Temps push almond buds early.

    First blooms of the wild almonds 1/29/2011 in the Red Bluff CA area.
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    Re: Fumagilin for queens

    Which would your customers be happier with a queen that lasted 4 to 6 weeks that was not fed Fumigillin or one that Fumigillin was used in the Queen rearing process and lasted a year or more?
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    Re: Which smoker w/ ventilated insert to get

    Dadant # MO1944 $14. 95
    First thing you do is get some wood stove door gasket and seal between the side of the can and the insert. If you do not all the air will go around the insert and the...
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    Re: Neighbors kids get stung by your bees

    Put up 5 strands of electric fence with a solar charger around the hives and call it a bear fence.
  25. Thread: Pollen Patties

    by Ishi
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    Re: Pollen Patties

    BIG hives in February for Almond Pollination!
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